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Think about all of the things you consider every day to help keep yourself, your loved ones, and your community happy, healthy, and hopeful. Now consider this: There is an ever-growing body of research demonstrating significant negative impacts, for yourself and the ones you love, in the consumption of pornography. It can change the way you think, harm your ability to connect with other people, and can contribute to changing the world in negative ways. Join us every other week as we consider the harmful effects of pornography using science, facts, and personal accounts. Consider Before Consuming is brought to you by Fight the New Drug (FTND). FTND is a non-religious and non-legislative nonprofit that aims to raise awareness on the harmful effects of pornography and its links to sexual exploitation using only science, facts, and personal accounts. Fight the New Drug collaborates with a variety of qualified organizations and individuals with varying personal beliefs, affiliations, and political persuasions. As FTND is a non-religious and non-legislative organization, the personal beliefs, affiliations, and persuasions of any of our team members or of those we collaborate with do not reflect or impact the mission of Fight the New Drug.

Think about all of the things you consider every day to help keep yourself, your loved ones, and your community happy, healthy, and hopeful. Now consider this: There is an ever-growing body of research demonstrating significant negative impacts, for yourself and the ones you love, in the consumption of pornography. It can change the way you think, harm your ability to connect with other people, and can contribute to changing the world in negative ways. Join us every other week as we consider the harmful effects of pornography using science, facts, and personal accounts. Consider Before Consuming is brought to you by Fight the New Drug (FTND). FTND is a non-religious and non-legislative nonprofit that aims to raise awareness on the harmful effects of pornography and its links to sexual exploitation using only science, facts, and personal accounts. Fight the New Drug collaborates with a variety of qualified organizations and individuals with varying personal beliefs, affiliations, and political persuasions. As FTND is a non-religious and non-legislative organization, the personal beliefs, affiliations, and persuasions of any of our team members or of those we collaborate with do not reflect or impact the mission of Fight the New Drug.

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Think about all of the things you consider every day to help keep yourself, your loved ones, and your community happy, healthy, and hopeful. Now consider this: There is an ever-growing body of research demonstrating significant negative impacts, for yourself and the ones you love, in the consumption of pornography. It can change the way you think, harm your ability to connect with other people, and can contribute to changing the world in negative ways. Join us every other week as we consider the harmful effects of pornography using science, facts, and personal accounts. Consider Before Consuming is brought to you by Fight the New Drug (FTND). FTND is a non-religious and non-legislative nonprofit that aims to raise awareness on the harmful effects of pornography and its links to sexual exploitation using only science, facts, and personal accounts. Fight the New Drug collaborates with a variety of qualified organizations and individuals with varying personal beliefs, affiliations, and political persuasions. As FTND is a non-religious and non-legislative organization, the personal beliefs, affiliations, and persuasions of any of our team members or of those we collaborate with do not reflect or impact the mission of Fight the New Drug.

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385.404.8811


Episodes

Get The Facts: How Porn Can Harm Consumers’ Sex Lives

11/30/2022
Ironically, despite porn’s promise of improving consumers’ sex lives, there is growing evidence that porn consumption is linked to sexual dysfunction and less sexual satisfaction. This episode is a part of our Get The Facts series, where we explore the research on a specific topic surrounding porn’s harms to help you be more informed and more empowered with the facts. You can find our Get The Facts articles and sources for the claims made in this episode at ftnd.org/GetTheFacts Click here...

Duration:00:16:03

Is Porn Consumption Only a “Guy Issue?” A Conversation with Influencer and Recovered Porn Addict Myunique

11/23/2022
Myunique is a content creator and influencer. Today she lives a life free from pornography but that hasn't always been the case. Myunique watched porn for the first time at ten years old, she wasn’t aware how that decision would negatively impact her life for years to come. What started as a natural curiosity about sex eventually escalated into compulsive sexual behavior which left her feeling lonely, and negatively impacted her overall mental health. As a young girl, she didn’t feel...

Duration:00:44:32

Get The Facts: How Porn Can Affect the Brain Like a Drug

11/16/2022
A deeper look into how the brain works reveals that addictions to harmful substances like tobacco have striking similarities to porn compulsion, including impaired decision-making. This episode is a part of our Get The Facts series, where we explore the research on a specific topic surrounding porn’s harms to help you be more informed and more empowered with the facts. You can find our Get The Facts articles and sources for the claims made in this episode at ftnd.org/GetTheFacts Click...

Duration:00:11:51

Do All Guys Consume Porn, And Does It Lead to Happiness? A Conversation with a Former Silicon Valley Executive and Author Jason Portnoy

11/9/2022
If you know anything about technology, you’ve heard about Silicon Valley. Jason Portnoy was a Silicon Valley executive at PayPal and had all of the outward signs of success, but internally, he was miserable. He experienced compulsive porn consumption which escalated to buying sex, sugar dating, and more. Listen to Jason open up with podcast host Garrett Jonsson about some of the adverse childhood experiences he had which led to him seeking comfort through porn, why he labels porn a gateway...

Duration:00:47:29

Get The Facts: How the Porn Industry Profits From Nonconsensual Content and Abuse

11/2/2022
Trigger Warning: This episode includes frank, explicit, discussions about sexual exploitation, rape, and sex trafficking. Listener discretion is advised. In the porn industry, there is virtually no way to guarantee that any piece of pornographic content is truly consensual, ethical, or even legal. This episode is a part of our Get The Facts series, where we explore the research on a specific topic surrounding porn’s harms to help you be more informed and more empowered with the facts. You...

Duration:00:26:02

Is Sugar Dating Empowering, a Conversation with a Sociologist and Co-Founder of The Avery Center

10/26/2022
Trigger Warning: This episode contains discussions of sexual abuse and sex trafficking. Listener discretion is advised. This week’s conversation is with exploitation and trafficking survivor turned sociologist, Megan Lundstrom. Today, Megan is a contracted trainer, consultant, national speaker, and the Co-Founder of The Avery Center, an organization dedicated to ending commercial sexual exploitation. In this episode, Megan speaks with podcast host Garrett Jonsson, about her own lived...

Duration:01:03:34

Get The Facts: How Porn Can Normalize Sexual Objectification

10/19/2022
Research indicates that consuming porn can normalize sexual objectification, which can have profound consequences in the ways porn consumers view and treat others. This episode is a part of our Get The Facts series, where we explore the research on a specific topic surrounding porn’s harms to help you be more informed and more empowered with the facts. You can find our Get The Facts articles at ftnd.org/GetTheFacts Click here to access the resources discussed in this episode. To learn...

Duration:00:12:28

How to Deal With Unwanted Porn Consumption, a Conversation with a Mental Health Professional

10/12/2022
Isabella was born and raised in Guatemala where she was exposed to porn at a young age. Later in life, she experienced how porn can disrupt a couple’s intimacy and relationship harmony with her ex-husband. Her negative experiences with porn consumption motivated her to become a therapist so she could help others, and today, she has more than six years of experience working toward becoming a licensed therapist in Guatemala. Isabella has helped many patients work through their unwanted porn...

Duration:00:56:00

Get The Facts: How Porn Can Change The Brain

10/5/2022
Because of neuroplasticity, our brains constantly change in healthy ways that help us learn and complete tasks more efficiently. Yet, supernormal stimuli such as porn can trigger measurable changes that can influence our lives in unhealthy ways. This episode is a part of our Get The Facts series, where we explore the research on a specific topic surrounding porn’s harms to help you be more informed and more empowered with the facts. You can find our Get The Facts articles and sources for...

Duration:00:12:27

"I was sex trafficked by GirlsDoPorn" A Conversation with a Trafficking Survivor Pt. 2

9/28/2022
Trigger Warning: This interview includes frank, explicit, discussions about rape, sex trafficking, and suicide ideation that may be triggering to some. Listener discretion is advised. Jane Doe grew up in Washington state with a loving family, never expecting that she’d be victimized by one of the largest trafficking schemes to date in today’s mainstream porn industry. Twenty-one days after her 22nd birthday, she boarded a flight to San Diego that, unbeknownst to her, would change her life...

Duration:01:00:44

Get The Facts: How Porn Can Distort Consumers’ Understanding of Healthy Sex

9/21/2022
Most young people are getting at least some of their education about sex from porn, whether they mean to or not. This is especially concerning, considering how wildly unrealistic and toxic porn can be. This episode is a part of our Get The Facts series, where we explore the research on a specific topic surrounding porn’s harms to help you be more informed and more empowered with the facts. You can find our Get The Facts articles and sources for the claims made in this episode at...

Duration:00:14:20

“How I Survived GirlsDoPorn”: A Conversation with a Trafficking Survivor

9/14/2022
Trigger Warning: This interview includes frank, explicit, discussions about rape, sex trafficking, and suicide ideation that may be triggering to some. Listener discretion is advised. Jane Doe grew up in Washington state with a loving family, never expecting that she’d be victimized by one of the largest trafficking schemes to date in today’s mainstream porn industry. Twenty-one days after her 22nd birthday, she boarded a flight to San Diego that, unbeknownst to her, would change her life...

Duration:01:07:21

Get The Facts: How Porn Can Impact Mental Health and Fuel Loneliness

9/7/2022
Many porn consumers use porn as a self-soothing technique when they’re feeling lonely or depressed, but research suggests that porn may actually fuel mental health issues, rather than help them. This episode is a part of our Get The Facts series, where we explore the research on a specific topic surrounding porn’s harms to help you be more informed and more empowered with the facts. You can find our Get The Facts articles and sources for the claims made in this episode at...

Duration:00:09:33

How Porn Consumption Can Negatively Impact Men, a Conversation with Rus Funk

8/31/2022
Trigger Warning: The following podcast episode contains graphic descriptions of sexual violence. Listener discretion is advised. Did you know that pornography can actually deeply impact the way we view and treat those around us? Just ask Rus Funk, an advocate dedicated to advancing gender, sexual, and racial equality for over 30 years. One of his biggest projects is a curriculum called, What’s Wrong With This Picture? which aims to support men in examining the negative impacts of their porn...

Duration:00:57:38

Get The Facts: How Porn Can Contribute to an Unhealthy Cycle of Stress

8/24/2022
When a person is suffering from an addiction or compulsion, their stress response and their addiction can become intertwined in unhealthy ways, thus creating an unhealthy coping cycle. This episode is a part of our Get The Facts series, where we explore the research on a specific topic surrounding porn’s harms to help you be more informed and more empowered with the facts. You can find our Get The Facts articles and sources for the claims made in this episode at ftnd.org/GetTheFacts Click...

Duration:00:12:13

Ryan Werner: Head of Partnerships at Pinwheel, & Co-Founder of Fight the New Drug

8/17/2022
In this episode of Consider Before Consuming, we talk with Ryan Werner, a Co-Founder of Fight the New Drug and the Head of Partnerships at Pinwheel. Pinwheel is a tech company that exists to put humans in the driver’s seat of technology by developing a therapist-backed smartphone for kids. Listen to Ryan talk with podcast host Garrett Jonsson about the creation and evolution of FTND, why he believes that Pinwheel is the best first phone for kids, and how Pinwheel can help kids become more...

Duration:00:42:33

Get The Facts: Why Today’s Internet Porn is Unlike Anything the World Has Ever Seen

8/10/2022
Porn is incomparably more accessible and more extreme than anything available before the internet. A couple of ratty old centerfold magazines found in the park are nothing compared to the hardcore, high-definition videos that minors have access to today. This episode is a part of our Get The Facts series, where we explore the research on a specific topic surrounding porn’s harms to help you be more informed and more empowered with the facts. You can find our Get The Facts articles and...

Duration:00:09:44

Sally Alley: Activist, & Parent of a Recovering Compulsive Porn Consumer

8/3/2022
Like most moms, Sally did her best to protect her son, Smith, from experiencing the harmful effects of pornography. She used filters and parental controls, but Smith found a way around it. Smith’s porn consumption escalated without Sally and her husband’s knowledge, and by the time he was 11, Smith says he was consuming porn five to seven times per day. Listen to Sally tell podcast host, Garrett Jonsson, about how she finally learned of her son’s unwanted compulsive porn consumption, how she...

Duration:00:43:44

Get The Facts: How Porn Can Hurt A Consumer's Partner

7/27/2022
For people whose partners consume porn, feelings of rejection, mistrust, anger, and shame are unfortunately common. This episode is a part of our Get The Facts series, where we explore the research on a specific topic surrounding porn’s harms to help you be more informed and more empowered with the facts. You can find our Get The Facts articles and the sources for the claims made in this episode at ftnd.org/GetTheFacts To learn more about the harms of pornography on consumers,...

Duration:00:12:26

Chris Yadon: Managing Director of Saprea, & Anti-Child Sexual Abuse Advocate

7/20/2022
In this episode of Consider Before Consuming, we talk with Chris Yadon, the Managing Director of Saprea. Saprea is an organization that exists to liberate individuals and society from child sexual abuse and its lasting impacts. Chris has been working with Saprea since 2015, is a sought-after speaker, and has been invited to give presentations nationally and internationally. Listen to Chris talk with podcast host Garrett Jonsson about the global issue of child sexual abuse, how porn is...

Duration:01:06:00